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[movies]USCG Alaska Patrol - U.S. Coast Guard
The sea lanes surrounding Alaska are the gateway to the Arctic Ocean, and of vital importance to the United States during the Cold War. In this film, the men of the Coast Guard cutter USCGC Klamath (WHEC-66) visit Alaskan waters, and perform various humanitarian missions among its Native American residents. Klamath also monitors the seas, servicing buoys and making certain the sea lanes are safe for transit...
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard educational film
Downloads: 600
[movies]Cadet Cruise - U.S. Coast Guard
Made in 1940, this U.S. Coast Guard film shows the Cadet Cruise made by the USCG's class of 1940. The USCG cutter Bibb was deployed to South America with the cadets on board, and visits made to a variety of Central and South American ports. A transit of the Panama Canal is made, and Lima and Santiago visited along with Cartagena. Bibb is quite a storied sip. Built in 1936, the USCGC Bibb (WPG-31) was a 327-foot (100 m) Secretary-Class (also known as "Treasury Class") Coast Guard ship named for U...
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film
Downloads: 388
[movies]USCG Academy - U.S. Coast Guard
Shot in the 1930s, this film profiles the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), the military academy of the United States Coast Guard located in New London, Connecticut. The four year program offered by the Academy is described, and the various academy, athletic and other opportunities presented detailed. Seagoing activities aboard a modern cutter are shown, including gunnery practice.
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film
Downloads: 415
[movies]Coast Guard On Foreign Shores - U.S. Coast Guard
The Coast Guard played an important role in the Allied victory in WWII. Coast Guardsmen manned nearly every type of support vessel for the Navy, and went into harm's way not only in the battle against the U-boats, but at every amphibious landing from North Africa to Sicily, Italy to D-Day, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Luzon, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. This film shows the role of the Coast Guard, and features terrific footage of many of the battles in which USCG ships and men participated...
Keywords: Coast Guard educational film
Downloads: 523
[movies]USCG Auxilliary - U.S. Coast Guard
During a wartime emergency, the ships of the Coast Guard were supplemented by hundreds of civil craft. Outfitted as Coast Guard Auxilliary craft, these pleasure cruisers were tasked with such tasks as spotting enemy U-boats, and rescuing crews of ships sunk in the Battle of the Atlantic. This rare film, made as a recruiting tool for this special service, discusses how it all works.
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film
Downloads: 293
[movies]LST Story - U.S. Coast Guard
Traces the building and launch of the Tank Landing Ship Coconino County (LST-603) during World War II. During WWII, LST-603 was assigned to the European Theater of Operations. She participated in Operation Dragoon, the invasion of southern France, in August and September. Also shown are LST 521 SS Cape May County, an LST-491-class tank landing ship, and LST-470. Landing Ship, Tank (LST) was the military designation for naval vessels created during World War II to support amphibious operations by...
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard film
Downloads: 642
[movies]Coast Guard Academy - U.S. Coast Guard
Shot in the 1950s, this film profiles the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), the military academy of the United States Coast Guard located in New London, Connecticut. The four year program offered by the Academy is described, and the various academy, athletic and other opportunities presented detailed. The venerable sailing vessel Eagle is shown conducting a cruise to Europe, escorted by the USCGC Campbell (WPG-32) a 327-foot (100 m) Secretary-Class (also known as "Treasury Class") cutte...
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film
Downloads: 352
[movies]USCG Convoy WWII - U.S. Coast Guard
Made during WWII, this color film shows the men of the Coast Guard in operation in the Atlantic. Guardsmen man and command various support vessels and transports. Their cutters serve as Navy warships. Anti-submarine patrol is an important duty, and we see PBY flying boats, cutters and destroyers fending off enemy subs. As a seaborne invasion nears, USCG personnel and the men of the Merchant Marine rush men and supplies to the beach in LCIs and LSTs...
Keywords: Coast Guard educational film
Downloads: 1,719
[movies]Submarine Support Operations - U.S. Government
U.S. Navy training film for submarine crew members, showing how the submarine fleet is organized and how it is serviced from a supply standpoint. Featuring footage of Tench, Balao and Guppy class submarines: USS Sirago SS-485, USS Tusk SS-426, USS Halfbeak SS-352, USS Irex SS-482.
Keywords: US Fleet Type Submarines
Downloads: 597
[movies]Our Crucial Deterrent: Poseidon - U.S. Government
Made to promote the upgrading of Polaris SSBN submarines to carry the new Poseidon missile, this film presents an overview of the nation's undersea nuclear force. A brief history of the Polaris SSBNs is presented, including the development of the solid-rocket engine and launch apparatus. Admiral Raborn is shown on the occasion of the first successful undersea launch of a missile from a submarine. Earlier attempts to place a missile on a sub, including the Regulus missile era are shown...
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 350
[movies]41 for Freedom: Polaris Submarines - U.S. Government
Celebrates the launching of the nation's forty-one Polaris fleet ballistic missile submarines, the "41 for Freedom". These boats formed the nation's undersea nuclear deterrent throughout most of the Cold War. Features footage of USS Tunny (SS-282), USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624), USS Lafayette (SSBN-616), USS Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658), USS Will Rogers (SSBN-659), and USS Nautilus (SSN-571)...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 849
[movies]USS Aluminaut The Underseas Explorer - U.S. Government
Made by the Reynolds Aluminum Co, the Aluminaut was an experimental deep sea exploration submarine built in 1964. The Aluminaut is credited with rescuing the DSV Alvin-2 in 1969 after it sank, and helping to locate an atomic bomb lost off the coast of Palomares, Spain in 1966. Also featured in the film is footage of the NR-1, the Navy's nuclear powered research submarine, the bathyscaphe Trieste and Trieste II, and other vessels including the Perry Cubmarine...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 675
[movies]Polaris Blue and Gold - U.S. Government
Shows the USS George Washington (SSBN-598) on deterrent patrol somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. The nation's first ballistic missile submarine, George Washington and its sister Polaris submarines were the nation's undersea deterrent arm throughout the Cold War.
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 300
[movies]U.S. Navy Building Bluejackets - U.S. Government
Film shows basic physical training of new recruits into the U.S. Navy circa 1930. Location unknown, possibly the Presidio in San Francisco.
Keywords: U.S. Navy Recruiting Film
Downloads: 394
[movies]Navy Our First Line of Defense - U.S. Government
"A Salute to the US Navy" circa 1935 featuring U.S. Navy fleet maneuvers at sea. Ships highlighted in this film are: The battleship USS California (BB-44), destroyers USS Cushing (DD-376), USS Phelps (DD-360), USS Wasmuth (DD-338), cruisers USS Salt Lake City (CA-25), aircraft carriers and torpedo planes.
Keywords: Pre WWII recruiting film
Downloads: 799
[movies]ASW: The Submariners - U.S. Government
Shows the submarine USS Shark (SSN-591) conducting anti-submarine warfare maneuvers. A nuclear attack submarine, Shark was one of the Skipjack class boats launched in 1960. The film shows the crew conducting sonar searches, and living and working at sea. Also includes footage of the USS Holland (SS-1), the Navy's first submarine, as well as early subs including the S44. Also shown are the USS Gyatt (DD-712) and USS Fremont (PA-44)...
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 756
[movies]DSRV Footage - U.S. Government
Contains footage of the DSRV-2, Avalon submarine deep sea rescue vehicle. Includes launching footage, and a demonstration of how the vehicle could be carried in a cargo aircraft to any ocean in the world. One of two Mystic class rescue vehicles, Avalon was decommissioned in 2000. It could dive to up to 1500 meters.
Keywords: U.S. Navy Publicity Film
Downloads: 370
[movies]Admiral Dewey Newsreel - U.S. Government
Transfer of a rare paper print of Admiral Dewey great White Fleet featuring the USS Olympia as it cruised through the Suez Canal and Gibraltar. Also featured are the USS New York, USS Chicago.
Keywords: Admiral Dewey
Downloads: 900
[movies]Air Fleet of The Sky - U.S. Government
Pre World War II (WWII) of U.S. Navy battleships and aircraft carriers on manuevers. Features the USS Lexington, CV-2.
Keywords: Pre World War II (WWII) newsreel
Downloads: 1,144
[movies]The Wings of the Fleet - U.S. Government
A history of the early days of Naval aviation, Wings of the Fleet was made in the mid-1920s. Includes footage of the battleship USS Texas as it became the first warship to launch an aircraft in 1919, early blimp and dirigible tests, and experiments with amphibious aircraft. Some of the craft shown include the dirigible ZR-1, the Shenandoah, the Los Angeles, and the C-7. Seaplanes featured include the PN-9 and the record-breaking NC-4...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Publicity Film
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[movies]Submarine Physical Principles - U.S. Government
US Naval training film for US Submaine Crew members on the boyance properties of operating a submarine.
Keywords: U.S. Navy Training film for the physical properties of the submarine
Downloads: 1,003
[movies]Your Ship in Action WWII Cruisers - U.S. Government
Full color film profiling the career of a U.S. Navy heavy cruiser serving in the Pacific during World War II (WWII).
Keywords: WWII Industrial Incentive Film
Downloads: 1,656
[movies]Sinking of USS Panay - U.S. Government
Footage of the U.S. Gunboat Panay in Nanking China during the Japanese offensive knows as "The Rape of Nanking." After evacuating foreign civilians, the Panay was attacked and sunk by Japanese aircraft. The so-called Panay Incident almost led to war between the United States and Japan. Also features footage of the warship USS Augusta (CA-31) which served as command ship for the Asiatic Fleet, and the Royal Navy's HMS Ladybird.
Keywords: Newsreel of US Involvement in China pre World War II (WWII)
Downloads: 850
[movies]The Battle U.S. Navy Exercise 193? - U.S. Government
Made prior to the outbreak of World War II (WWII) as the United States began a build-up of its naval forces, "The Battle" shows a gigantic fleet exercise and promotes the capabilities of the two ocean navy. Features footage of battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and various support craft including hospital ships and supply vessels. Many vessels are shown including the North Hampton class battleship Chicago (CA-29), the USS California (BB-44), and the submarine USS Pe...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Propaganda Film
Downloads: 813
[movies]Countdown for Polaris - U.S. Government
This film profiles the USS George Washington (SSBN-598), the lead ship of her class of Polaris ballistic missile submarines. This nuclear powered submarine the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for George Washington, first President of the United States, and the first of that name to be purpose-built as a warship.
Keywords: Polaris Missles and the development of the Nuclear Powered Ballistic Submarine; SSBN
Downloads: 533
[movies]Cruising with Our Navy - U.S. Government
Rare pre World War I (WWI) film depicting life in the U.S. Navy. Footage includes sailors playing baseball and football on the deck of battleship!
Keywords: World War I US recruiting film
Downloads: 1,274
[movies]ASW: To Catch a Shadow - U.S. Government
Showcases the combined effort that is part of modern anti-submarine warfare, in which fixed and rotary wing aircraft work in conjunction with destroyers and escorts to locate and destroy enemy submarines. Featured in the film is footage of P-3 Orion search aircraft, DASH drone helicopter, and the ships USS Yorktown (CV-1), destroyers USS Leary (DD-879), USS Walker (DD-517), and USS Bridger (DE-1024) and various submarines including USS Scorpion (SSN-589)...
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 1,023
[movies]Yangtze Patrol U.S. Navy - U.S. Government
This rare film features ships of the U.S. Asiatic fleet patroling the Yangtze River. The Asiatic Fleet's gunboats were tasked with protecting American shipping (primarily oil tankers) from pirates and the Japanese. Contains amazing footage of life in China circa 1935 including the cities of Chunking, Shanghai, and the countryside. Ships featured in this film are the USS Augusta (CA-31), USS Borie (DD-215) and USS Simpson (DD-221) as well as US gunboats.
Keywords: Newsreel of US Involvement in China pre World War II (WWII)
Downloads: 1,100
[movies]Sealab II Man in the Sea - U.S. Navy
Recounts the 1966 SeaLab II effort, involving ten aquanots who lived in a chamber beneath the sea, under seven atmospheres of pressure. The most famous of the aquanots was Scott Carpenter, who was also one of the original seven Project Mercury astronauts. Includes footage of diving bell, SeaLab I, SeaLab II, crew transfer vehicle, trained dolphins, and practice sessions to recover downed aircraft, sunken submarines and atomic bombs and other weapons.
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 404
[movies]USS Nautilus at the Pole Newsreel - U.S. Navy
This U.S. Navy newsreel shows Commander William Anderson of the nuclear powered submarine Nautilus, being greeted at the White House by President Eisenhower. During the period 22 July 1958 to 5 August 1958, U.S.S. Nautilus transited the Arctic Ocean from the Bering Sea to the Greenland Sea, becoming the first vessle in history to pass submerged beneath the geographic North Pole.
Keywords: U.S. Navy Publicity Film
Downloads: 259
[movies]Seapower in the Pacific - U.S. Navy
The Pacific Campaign is recounted in this post-WWII film. Beginning with the Japanese invasion of the China, the film rapidly shows the U.S. entry to the war at Pearl Harbor, and the battles that followed from Guadalcanal to the Phillipines, Marianas, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and culminating with the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by B-29s flying from island bases.
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 708
[movies]Submarine Trunk Procedures - U.S. Navy
Shot at the Naval Amphibious School in Coronado, California, this film shows the procedures used by SCUBA divers to exit and enter a submarine through the airlock. The film also features extremely rare footage of the special operations submarine USS Grayback (SSG-574 / LPSS-574) which carried miniature submarines (known as SDVs or Swimmer Delivery Vehicles) in its hangar that could be used by U.S. Navy SEALs for special operations.
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 725
[movies]Men Make the Navy - U.S. Navy
This wonderful propaganda film features Lowell Thomas narrating. Probably made before Pearl Harbor, the film features a brief segment at the end identifying Adolph Hitler and Japan as American adversaries. Some of the material includes: fleet maneuvers involving battleships, cruisers, destroyers and aircraft carriers, PT boats including PT-9, the destroyer USS Phelps (DD-360) launching a torpedo at sea, the U.S...
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 555
[movies]Seapower - U.S. Navy
Featuring Hollywood actor Glenn Ford as its star and narrator, this U.S. Navy publicity film shows the fleet at the height of readiness during the Cold War. Large fleet exercises are shown, in which anti-submarine warfare capabilities are demonstrated, as well as the strategic weapons of this era including nuclear-armed missiles and torpedoes. Some of the featured vessels include: the SS United States, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), USS Hartley (DE-1029), the Trieste and its tender ship USNS Rappahanno...
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 626
[movies]The Fleet That Came to Stay - U.S. Navy
The Fleet That Came to Stay was produced by the US Navy in 1945, and details the aerial and naval battles that raged during the invasion of Okinawa. The Okinawa campaign was especially devastating for the U.S. Navy due to the use of kamikaze suicide planes by the Japanese. After being hit by two kamikaze planes, the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) was severely damaged, and 346 of its crew were KIA.
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 340
[movies]The Rise of the Soviet Navy - U.S. Navy
Made by the U.S. Navy at the height of the Cold War, this informative film chronicles the history of the Soviet Navy from the Czarist era through WWI, the Revolution, WWII, and the Cold War. The film begins with shots of the helicopter aircraft carrier Moscow / Moskva on its maiden voyage in the Mediterranean Sea in 1968. The Kashin class guided-missile destroyers, the world's first major ships built with gas turbine propulsion, are also shown along with Soviet nuclear submarines...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 929
[movies]Take Her Down - U.S. Navy
Features rare footage of the L class, Holland S class and K class submarines, as well as the U.S. Navy's first submarine the Holland. Features footage of the Atlantic Submarine Flotilla including USS L-11 (SS-51), USS L-10 (SS-50), USS L-4 (SS-43), S-19 (SS-124), K-2 (SS-33), K-4 (SS-35). Also features shots of GATO class boats USS Threadfin (SS-272), USS Trigger (SS-237) during World War II. The film shows the history of the Silent Service through 1954, including the Submarine Training School a...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 823
[movies]Submarine Retrieval - U.S. Navy
This U.S. Navy film shows how a sunken submarine can be raised from the depths using pontoons and air apparatus. Features footage of the salvage vessel USS Hoist (ARS-40), hard hat divers, and animations and footage of a real salvage operation exercise.
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 763
[movies]Freedom of the Seas - U.S. Navy
While the Battle of the Atlantic that took place during WWII is well known, the struggle to get troops, man and supplies to Europe from the USA during World War I was also momentous. German U-boats took a frightening toll on American ships, and their brazen raids are in fact one of the key reasons America declared war on Germany and its allies. This film is a short portrait of the struggle, showing how lookouts, convoys, and new weapons such as the depth-charge-firing "Y gun" were used to sink U...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 584
[movies]Man and the FBM Submarine - U.S. Navy
"Man and the FBM" shows the new Polaris submarines such as USS George Washington (SSBN-598) on deterrent patrol and describes the development of this important weapons system. The nation's first ballistic missile submarine, George Washington and its sister Polaris submarines including the USS Patrick Henry (SSBN-599) were the nation's undersea deterrent arm throughout the Cold War. This film also features footage of USS Skipjack (SSN-585), USS Skate (SSN-578) at the North Pole, and the important...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Recruiting Film
Downloads: 1,393
[movies]Medical Effects of Diving - U.S. Navy
Diving in the deep sea, whether with scuba gear or a hard hat suit, is fairly safe as long as the diver is conscious of the effects of pressure. This U.S. Navy training film discusses the physical principles of diving, and shows some of the medical consequences of mishaps.
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 469
[movies]Now it Can Be Told: U-505 Capture - U.S. Navy
On June 4, 1944, an American anti-submarine squadron accomplished an incredible feat, capturing the German U-boat U-505 and all hands. This film celebrates the achievement and explains how it happened. It certainly wasn't a fluke. Commander Daniel Gallery, of the USS Guadalcanal, was convinced he could surface and capture an enemy submarine, and he drilled his crews in the art of boarding. When the aircraft carrier USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60) and its destroyer escorts, USS Pillsbury (DE-133), USS P...
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 1,204
[movies]Escape from a Disabled Submarine - U.S. Navy
In this training film, see how the U.S. prepares its submariners and submarine support personnel to handle potentially disastrous emergencies. The USS Balao (SS-285) plays the part of submarine that has had a fire aboard and is now stuck on the sea floor. Some trapped crew members make individual emergency buoyant ascents via the escape trunk. In the meantime, the submarine rescue ship USS Skylark (ASR-20), rushes to the scene and uses its Rescue Bell (RC14) to evacuate the remainder of the crew...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Training Film
Downloads: 3,642
[movies]Soviet Sea Power Today - U.S. Navy
Made by the U.S. Navy at the height of the Cold War, this film observes current Soviet naval forces and attempts to assess their global reach and strategy. By this time, the Soviets had achieved the world's largest submarine force, and supplemented it with state-of-the-art anti-submarine weapons including the helicopter aircraft carrier Moskva, which is shown in the film. Also shown are various other vessels, including Russian PT boats, Kashin class guided-missile destroyers, and Soviet nuclear ...
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 926
[movies]USS Wakefield: Story of a Transport - U.S. Navy
During a glamorous career as the ocean liner USS Manhattan, the Manhattan plied the Atlantic sea lanes between Europe and the USA. It carried the U.S. Olympic team including Jesse Owens and Glenn Cunningham to Germany in 1936. During WWII, the ship was rechristened the USS Wakefield (AP-21) and placed into service by the U.S. Coast Guard as a troop ship. Its wartime service was spent transporting tens of thousands of American soldiers to the battlefront...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Propaganda Film
Downloads: 440
[movies]Submarine War Story Color version - U.S. Navy
This extraordinary color film traces the role of the submariners -- known as the Silent Service -- during World War II in the Pacific. The film begins with a short film-within-the-film featuring Japan's Fleet Admiral Nagano expressing his belief that American submarines crippled the Japanese Imperial Navy. The film goes on to show the construction and manning of fleet type submarines, and some of the astonishing campaigns they waged in the Pacific Theater...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 9,510
[movies]Hook Down, Wheels Down - U.S. Navy
Produced in the early 1970s, "Hook Down, Wheels Down" was one of the most comprehensive (and expensive) films made by the U.S. Navy. It covers the history and development of the U.S. aircraft carrier, and does so through interviews with many of the men who made it happen. While dozens of aircraft carriers are featured, it is the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) that takes center stage -- and the material shot on her deck looks like it is right out of "Top Gun"...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 3,463
[movies]Cruisng with the Asiatic Fleet - U.S. Navy
This fascinating travelogue was made in 1934, in the era when China was in the grip of the Imperial nations. America operated its own fleet of warships in Chinese waters, to protect American interests, especially the tankers belonging to Standard Oil. Shown in the film are various U.S. Navy warships and gunboats, and although none are identified by name the USS Augusta (CA-31), flagship for the Asiatic fleet, is clearly visible...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Recruiting Film
Downloads: 439
[movies]Brought to Action - U.S. Navy
This U.S. Navy documentary depicts the sea battle at Leyte Gulf during the Allied landings at Mindoro in the Phillipines during World War II. During this battle, a small group of American escort carriers designated Taffy 3 engaged the Japanese fleet's main body, including the super battleship Yamato. That these lightly armed ships and their air crews managed to hold off Admiral Kurita's vanguard and prevent an assault on the vulnerable ships supporting the Allied ground invasion, remains one of ...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 1,025
[movies]Carrier Operations 1944 - U.S. Navy
Details the life of the crew aboard a fleet aircraft carrier operating in the Pacific during WWII in 1944. Includes footage of aircraft operations including Grumman TBM Avengers and Hellcats, maintenance, take-offs and landings, and the mundane side of crew life.
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 1,041
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